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Fragments of two tapestry roundels with eccentric weft

Two roundels, Warp of natural-colored linen; weft of brown wool with geometric motifs. The border consists of circular brown motifs on natural-colored linen; a rosette motif occupies the centre of each roundel. From Akhmim.


Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Late Roman, 3rd–5th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts